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WHAT IS A DAY CLUB?

OCC offers a variety of programs & therapies focused on treating the mind, body, and spirit.
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OCC Clubs (known through the industry as Adult Day Care) are radically changing the way care is provided.  No more bingo! No more sitting around watching tv! No more coloring! No more silly sing a longs! No more scrubs! We are bringing back the joy in aging! We believe that a diagnosis does not define your life and that there is treatment beyond a pill.

Research suggests that even though the brain is deteriorating in certain areas and causing impairments in thinking, memory, and judgment; individuals can visually communicate through the creative center of the brain even when they are no longer verbal.

OCC offers a research-based, cutting edge, person-directed care model focusing on strengths, interests, and wellness. Allowing our Members to remain at home with their families while remaining engaged with purpose and meaning. 

I’ll never forget the first time we came to tour Oakwood, once we got to the car Alex said, I really like that place, when do I get to go back
— Rachel Sharp

OCC CLUBS OFFER A VARIETY OF PROGRAMS & THERAPIES FOCUSED ON TREATING THE MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT: 

MIND
COGNITIVE ENGAGEMENT | MUSIC | CREATIVE ARTS 

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MUSIC SESSIONS

OCC Clubs offer a wide range of musical experiences from jam sessions to drumming circles and music history classes to performers as a way of bringing emotion and memories back to the person. It isn’t unheard of to see someone who has lost their ability to speak recall a favorite song and sing along with the tune.

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LIFE LONG LEARNING

Cognitive Engagement Sessions utilize history, discussion, creative writing, storytelling, poetry, and philosophy to expand conversations, promote critical thinking, and increase memory retention. These sessions create a sense of community while increasing social interactions and the opportunities to express and share thoughts.  

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WOODWORKING

The woodworking group is geared to connect members to projects they may enjoy doing with any level of physical assistance. Woodworking is great for those who used to enjoy it or those who are looking to learn something new. Previous projects include a refurbished desk, a wheelchair ramp, and a benches made from pallets.

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ART STUDIOS

Research suggests that even when the brain is deteriorating and causing impairments in thinking, memory, and judgement; individuals can visually communicate through the creative center of the brain even when they are no longer verbal.  Teaching artists facilitate hands on learning experiences in painting, mixed media, sculpting, and woodworking.  


BODY | FITNESS CLASSES | NURSING ASSISTANCE 

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FITNESS CLASSES

Fitness classes such as Chair Yoga, Zumba, and Strength Training aim to reduce falls and hospitalizations by promoting balance and increasing strength.

OCC's nursing team provides medical oversight, assists with personal care, medication administration, nutrition counseling, and family support and education to support both the member and family care partner 

Based upon the physical needs of a member,
the member may engage in:

  • Zumba
  • Yoga
  • Tai Chi
  • Laughter (Yep, laughter!)
  • Walks
  • Weight/Strength Training

SPIRIT VOLUNTEERING | CHILDREN & ANIMALS | GARDENING

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VOLUNTEERING

ClubMembers enjoy making tutus, quilts, and scarfs for foster children at Helen’s Hope Chest, Veterans, or being involved in other local projects.

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ANIMALS

Furry friends are often found wandering around looking for a little love! Be sure to be on the lookout for a therapy pig and staff dogs that come to work.

 

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CHILDREN

Oakwood Creative Care believes so strongly in the investment of children in our programs that we have an infant at work program and children at work days. Not only does it strengthen the community, but having children in the clubs enhances communication, stimulates learning, and increases emotional support for members. We also have partnerships with elementary schools, high schools, community programs, and Universities.

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GARDENING

It always does the soul good to get your hands dirty and spend time outdoors.